Who paid Will Folks? He was allegedly offered money. A LOT of money. In fact, RedState now confirms through a whole heap of sources that he’s been trying to sell this story for a year.We know who bit.We know who didn’t bite.We know who paid Will Folks to push this story out there.
You’ll have to tune into RedState in the morning for the answer. It’s taking a bit longer to translate everything into third-person prose.
For those coming in late to this story, let me get you up to speed on this drama. A South Carolina blogger, Will Folks, publicly revealed on his blog what he describes as an “inappropriate physical relationship” with gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley. Within nanoseconds the DNC began to push the alleged sex scandal and the lefty blogs had a collective orgasm over this allegation. Today, Erick Erickson threw an ocean of ice cold water on Will and the leftistas drooling over this alleged affair. Erick flat out stated he knows who is funding Will Folks to publish his allegation.
In anticipation of tomorrow’s revelation, who do you believe if funding Will Folks?
Andrew Breitbart has offered up a $100,000 reward, to be donated to the United Negro College Fund, for any evidence of spitting or name calling occurred outside the Cannon Bldg.
So far, no takers.
Larry O’Connor of Big Journalism and BTR’s Stage Right Show offered a collection of videos submitted by readers present on the steps of the Cannon Building when the CBC made their way through the crowds:
Clearly, these videos refute the lies spread that day by Reps Cleaver, Lewis and Carson. It is imperative to ask the uncomfortable question about the character of these individuals, regardless of their past actions. The media is willing to take them at their word, despite the preponderance of evidence refuting their claim and the absence of any evidence to support their statements.
Congressman Carson refuses to respond to our requests because he can’t answer questions that deserve answers. The press is drawing a line in the sand for those that are doing the job the press should be doing: “Are you calling a civil rights legend a liar?” Unfortunately, I am. And the mainstream media are as complicit in this lie as Congressman Lewis.
It is truly a sad day when those dedicated to equality among races become the racist monster they dedicated their lives fighting against.
It is time for Reps Cleaver, Lewis and Carson to apologize to the American people then resign from office. Men of character would do no less.
John Ruberry shared with me a blog post which highlights a salient point on the defamation of the Tea Party by the Main (Lame) Stream Media and Democrat congressmen this past week – heck - this past year.
For the record, tea partiers don’t wear masks, don’t chant obscenities, and when the police tell them to do something–they do it. They’re quite different from the chlamydia-cluster I wrote about in two years ago.
Yes, there is a police presence at tea parties–but they concentrate on traffic control.
John and I were part of a contingent of credentialed bloggers covering – at our own expense – the 2008 RNC Convention and counter demonstrations in St. Paul. It wasn’t unusual to see protesters wearing Che t shirts and bandannas obscuring their face. Real sons of liberty ready to accommodate the wishes of the MSP police gathered at the 12 Street Bridge in St.Paul:
Of course I have video of the angry mob in action:
Doesn’t look like any TeaParty I’ve attended, perhaps it is closer in tone to recent CoffeeParty events. Note the chant ‘resist, resist with your fucking fist’ intermixed with the 60′s standard ‘The Whole World is Watching”. This was back in 2008, when Obama was encouraging his supporters to “argue with your neighbors and get in their faces” and bonding with Philly natives by observing how he would bring a gun to a knife fight – because folks in Philly like a good brawl. In 2008 and 2009, promoting violence was an effective political tool of the Democrat party, now the chickens have come home to roost.
March 2010, a wildly unpopular health care reform bill is passed despite vigorous bipartisan disapproval of the bill. Democrats now shirk from the ‘bring a gun to a knife fight’ bravado of the past two years and cry victim. Interestingly, every instance they’ve brought up as proof of right wing extremism and racism as motivators for unrest over the passage of this disastrous bill has been shown to be blatantlyfalse.
Walter Williams penned an insightful essay on the bloody history of ‘social justice’. This topic has been on my radar since the English faculty at St. Joe’s University attempted to trump up racial tensions among students in the name of social justice.
The origins of the unspeakable horrors of Nazism, Stalinism and Maoism did not begin in the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. Those horrors were simply the end result of long evolution of ideas leading to consolidation of power in central government in the quest for “social justice.” It was decent but misguided earlier generations of Germans, like many of today’s Americans, who would have cringed at the thought of genocide, who built the Trojan horse for Hitler to take over.
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Jenny, an ‘executive director’ at the Democrat National Committee emailed me today. Before I discuss this email, I have to know – was Monica Lewinsky an ‘executive director’ as well??
She gets right to the madness:
The truth is, it’s a sham. These “grassroots protests” are being organized and largely paid for by Washington special interests and insurance companies who are desperate to block reform. They’re trying to use lies and fear to break the President and his agenda for change.
Hmmm…can you name just ONE Washington special interest group or insurance company that is funding the Tea Party Rally and Health Care Town Hall debates? You wouldn’t lie about something this serious? Wouldn’t it be in the best interest of the nation to expose these nebulous groups you have mentioned by name? Since you obviously know who they are, please share that information, so together we can call them out. It’s all about credibility and trust, right, Jenny?
Health insurance reform is about our lives, our jobs, and our families — we can’t let distortions and intimidation get in the way. We need to expose these outrageous tactics, and we’re counting on you to help. Can you read these “5 facts about the anti-reform mobs,” then pass them along to your friends and family?
Health INSURANCE Reform? Wasn’t it just yesterday called “Health CARE Reform”? You wouldn’t want this to be seen as a bait and switch tactic. That would not be the way to engage the trust of people when you distort your agenda in such a blatant and easily seen way. You want people to believe you Jenny, because you wouldn’t use misleading statements to get your point across, right, Jenny?
5 facts about the anti-reform mobs
1. These disruptions are being funded and organized by out-of-district special-interest groups and insurance companies who fear that health insurance reform could help Americans, but hurt their bottom line. A group run by the same folks who made the “Swiftboat” ads against John Kerry is compiling a list of congressional events in August to disrupt. An insurance company coalition has stationed employees in 30 states to track where local lawmakers hold town-hall meetings.
Can you name one out-of-district special-interest group or insurance company? I keep track of my local representatives Town Hall meetings on a regular basis – no need for an unnamed ‘insurance company’ to deploy employees for this purpose and I am quite capable of spreading the information far and wide thanks to the WWW. You might of heard of it and Al Gore claims to have invented it. Every rally of concerned citizens that I have attended has a different flavor and home made signs; nothing that would indicate the work of a professional, as you alluded to Jenny:
Unlike sponsored mobs with uniform, professionally printed signs – all of whom voted for your messiah..err..boss Barack Obama. (Please note the spelling – it must have been embarrassing for you when your own colleagues misspelled his name during a recent trip to Russia)
This same group mobbed a woman, ripped the U.S. Flag out of her hands and tore it to pieces in front of her – you can read about it here, It is important to keep things in context, right, Jenny? Oh, you should know that ‘swiftboat’ is a term meaning to reveal the truth about a politician running for office. I can see why that word makes you so very uncomfortable.
I’m not the only one who can see the grass root effort behind the Tea Party and Health Care rallies, my good friend Raoul has a keen insight into this issue:
2. People are scared because they are being fed frightening lies. These crowds are being riled up by anti-reform lies being spread by industry front groups that invent smears to tarnish the President’s plan and scare voters. But as the President has repeatedly said, health insurance reform will create more health care choices for the American people, not reduce them. If you like your insurance or your doctor, you can keep them, and there is no “government takeover” in any part of any plan supported by the President or Congress.
Fed frightening lies from their elected representatives about healthcare is truly terrifying, as this is all about trust, right Jenny? If this is not a government takeover, then why is the government involved at all? Why does this healthcare scheme require a healthcare commissioner that is selected through advice and consent of the Senate? Why will citizens be fined by this government if they are deemed to have inadequate health coverage? Why are businesses, large and small, being levied fines by this government for not offering the government option to their employees? True healthcare reform will begin when there is less government regulation and more free market choices for healthcare consumers. You say there is no government takeover, yet the bill says otherwise, as pointed out by citizens in townhall meetings across the nation. Is it fair to say Point #2 is misleading to the point of lying?
3. Their actions are getting more extreme. Texas protesters brought signs displaying a tombstone for Rep. Lloyd Doggett and using the “SS” symbol to compare President Obama’s policies to Nazism. Maryland Rep. Frank Kratovil was hanged in effigy outside his district office. Rep. Tim Bishop of New York had to be escorted to his car by police after an angry few disrupted his town hall meeting — and more examples like this come in every day. And they have gone beyond just trying to derail the President’s health insurance reform plans, they are trying to “break” the President himself and ruin his Presidency.
Nazism is a good association to Obama’s policy: German Workers Party Demand 21 states: “The State has the duty to help raise the standard of national health by providing maternity welfare centers, by prohibiting juvenile labor, by increasing physical fitness through the introduction of compulsory games and gymnastics, and by the greatest possible encouragement of associations concerned with the physical education of the young.” Is this administration a modern day incarnations of the Germany Workers Party? I’d say no, but they certainly borrow a lot of policies from them.
A rep hanged in effigy? Say it ain’t so! That would never occur with a Democrat supporter, right, Jenny?
Is this where you stole…er…borrowed the Nazi reference, Jenny? Democrats and their supporters wouldn’t ever make the connection between Bush and hitler, right Jenny?
What is extreme are the numerous baseless and nameless allegations being thrown about in this email. We don’t want to scare people with untrue statements, that is what the Republicans do, right, Jenny?
4. Their goal is to disrupt and shut down legitimate conversation. Protesters have routinely shouted down representatives trying to engage in constructive dialogue with voters, and done everything they can to intimidate and silence regular people who just want more information. One attack group has even published a manual instructing protesters to “stand up and shout” and try to “rattle” lawmakers to prevent them from talking peacefully with their constituents.
Another unnamed ‘attack group’ – if you have the information that will shed light on this group, why not share it with concerned citizens? These non specific allegations are beginning to sound more like rumor mongering that the truth, Jenny.
By ‘rattle’ you mean something like this, Jenny?
5. Republican leadership is irresponsibly cheering on the thuggish crowds. Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner issued a statement applauding and promoting a video of the disruptions and looking forward to “a long, hot August for Democrats in Congress.”
If the Democrats can’t stand the heat, I’d tell them to get out of the frying pan. It is apparent by this email that the Dems have no answers to our healthcare concerns and are more interested in obfuscations and demonization of average citizens who present tough questions to their elected officials. Consider this for a moment, if this plan is so good and rock solid, why is the White House encouraging Americans to snitch on family, friends, coworkers or even strangers regarding any “fishy” opinion on health care reform?
It’s time to expose this charade, before it gets more dangerous. Please send these facts to everyone you know. You can also post them on your website, blog, or Facebook page.
Yes, please post this blog on your website, blog, or FaceBook page – don’t forget Digg and Twitter as Jenny did!
Now, more than ever, we need to stand strong together and defend the truth.
Yep, this is what I’m all about, Jenny. Thanks for playing!
Jen O’Malley Dillon Executive Director Democratic National Committee
Obama Connected PR Firm Uploads, Publicizes Lying Anti-Palin Ad on YouTube, Then Pushes it Virally as “Grassroots” Effort; PR Exec Sockpuppets Praise Video for “Getting the Truth Out;” Company Employee Uploads it to Democratic Underground; DKos Diariast Urges Readers to Send it Out to Ten People Each.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. David Axelrod is known as “the Master of Astroturfing,” and this is just his sloppiest and most brazen effort (thusfar detected). You know what also doesn’t get fact checked? The tens of thousands of coordinated comments smearing McCain and Palin posted every day on media and blog threads, many of which are being written by “concerned Christian conservative commenters” who are in fact agents of David Axelrod and the DNC — either directly, as in on-the-payroll sockpuppets, or indirectly, as in big internet groups determined to do “the dirty stuff Obama can’t do himsef.”
Obama can’t cast doubt on Palin’s fitness as a mother without risking electoral debacle.
But his legions of busy, busy, busy internet sockpuppets can. He gets the benefit of the smear without having to accept any of the responsibility for it.
Within 1 hour of posting, “eswinner” has removed all videos from YouTube and began removing any traces of his activities. But we have the video and all relevant websites backed up.
If “eswinner” isn’t Ethan Winner of the Publicis Groupe, then why did “eswinner” yank the video so quickly? Or if this was just an innocent homemade ad, then what does he have to hide? You’d think he’d want more attention for it.
I uploaded it to my YouTube acount from the original unwatermarked Google version (see below for explanation) and that is the version you now see embedded below.
Not quite the same list being sent by peace activists – yet they know the ‘truth’, don’t you know.
Via an email from John Grant:
Sarah Palin’s book ban list and Chris Hedges on ‘American Fascists’
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. Sinclair Lewis, 1935
Below is a list of the books Sarah Palin tried to have banned from the Wasilla, Alaska Library. When I was in Anchorage two years ago, residents of Wasilla I met described the place as a growing, more-and-more suburban community north of Anchorage. In her speech, Palin called the area ‘the valley.’ Mayor Palin would seem to be a strong force in the suburbanization of the village of Wasilla. When the Wasilla librarian refused to trash these books, Mayor Palin tried to have her fired. This caused a stir in Wasilla which then turned into a drive to protect the librarian. Some of my favorite examples of American literature are on this list. This is the act of a patriotic American? No, this is the act of a religious fundamentalist trying to squeeze herself into the role of a mythic frontier American. The attempt to ban American literary masterpieces like Catcher In The Rye, Grapes Of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird, Death Of A Salesman, Leaves Of Grass, As I Lay Dying, Huckleberry Finn, Catch 22 and Tarzan indicates, flags and Bible citations aside, her ascendance to national power would be downright un-American. In the realm of Rovian political marketing and the unfolding effort to win the Presidency not with ideas but with a cult of personality, McCain is the humiliated warrior ready to ‘go to the gates of hell’ to preserve American exceptionalism and Sarah Palin is his fascist ‘bride,’ a mythic frontier mom able to shoot, gut and cook a moose while nurturing her family who has said publicly our war in Iraq is supported by God and people should pray to God to get the Alaska gas pipeline approved.
This is a pivotal moment in American history, and we all need to expose this cult of personality for what it is, a cynical sham. Please pass this on far and wide.
*This list is taken from the official minutes of the Wasilla** Library Board.*
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Blubber by Judy Blume Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Carrie by Stephen King Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Christine by Stephen King Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Cujo by Stephen King Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Decameron by Boccaccio East of Eden by John Steinbeck Fallen Angels by Walter Myers Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes Forever by Judy Blume Grendel by John Champlin Gardner Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling Have to Go by Robert Munsch Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Impressions edited by Jack Booth In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak It’s Okay if You Don’t Love Me by Norma Klein James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Lord of the Flies by William Golding Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein Lysistrata by Aristophanes More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier My House by Nikki Giovanni My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara Night Chills by Dean Koontz Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ordinary People by Judith Guest Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women’s Health Collective Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz Separate Peace by John Knowles Silas Marner by George Eliot Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Bastard by John Jakes The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Devil’s Alternative by Frederick Forsyth The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks The Living Bible by William C. Bower The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman The Pigman by Paul Zindel The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders The Shining by Stephen King The Witches by Roald Dahl The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth
Consider this list of Banned Books – it is the EXACT copy of the list being spread by Grant: